Acknowledgments

For contributions to Changing Babylon: First World Vote.

 

We are very grateful to you

[All are acknowledged equally]

Changing Babylon: First World Vote blueprint for peace has been the work of so many individuals and groups that it cannot be attributed to any one being. Ho, To the Body of Beings united in this quest.

Deep respect and gratitude for the practical and spiritual support of the women Pitjantjatjara Elders, all people of the Bungalung Nation and the Wurundjeri Nation. Gratefully acknowledged is the interpretation of the ethos of the Australian Aboriginal People that is the basis for Earth Council [Yarralin NT; Australia]. Deep gratitude to the whole Indigenous Australian population for their patience and forbearance in the face of great adversity.

Deep regard and gratitude to the People of Peace, the Hopi for the prophesy which inspired the birth of the Rainbow Movement.

Many thanks to the Rainbow Elders David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson for the book “Wisdom of the Elders”[1],[2] which honors Native Wisdom. It was an indispensable guide and way-shower for this Peace Plan.

And via this book contributions are gratefully acknowledged from the Iroquois Confederacy, the Desana Indians of South America, the Gitksan of Central British Columbia, the Kayapo of the Amazonia and many Western eco-scientists.

Eastern thought has also influenced the work in a major way. Gratefully, respectfully and sincerely acknowledged is the practical and spiritual support on all levels from Paramahamsa Satyananda, who has been one of the leading proponents of transformation through Yoga.

Many thanks and respect to Mother Theresa and Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi [Amma] who have shown by example how to be of practical service at this time.

Deep respect to his Holiness the Dalai Lama for his teachings. His happiness and gentleness in the face of great adversity is an example to All.

Deep gratitude to Algerian Religious Affairs Minister Boubdellah Ghlamallah, the grand Mufti of Egypt, Ali Gomaa and the Mufti of Australia, Sheik Fehmi Naji al-Iman.

Many thanks to Pope Benedict and Patriarch Bartholomew.

Many thanks to The Jewish Climate Initiative and The Sulha Peace Project[3].

Many thanks to Africa for the dance and beat of the universal heart. For without this rhythm this Peace Plan would have been lost before it began to open. May the world drum pulse forever.

We are grateful to Bernard Lietaer who wrote “The Future of Money”[4] [Creating New Wealth, Work, and a Wiser World] for an insightful book. It is to be considered a landmark.

We are very grateful to Vandana Shiva [Humanitarian, scientist and ecologist] for her deep understanding of Sovereignty.

We extend deep respect to Mahatma Gandhi, for the example of his life, which showed the power of peace and patience.

Many thanks to David Shearman and Gary Saucer-Thompson for the book “Green or Gone”[5].

We would like to thank David C Korten for his work in economic justice.

Gratitude to Eckhart Tolle: his books “The New Earth”[6] and “The Power of Now”[7] are inspiring.

Deep gratitude to the Pachamama Alliance for there tireless work to save their home, themselves and the multitude of beings that inhabit the Amazonian rainforest.

Deep gratitude and awe to the ancient Mayans who left behind the keys to this global awakening [Refer Classical Mayan Calendar[8]].

Despite some indigenous misgivings Dr. Jose Arguelles and Lloydine Arguelles have done commendable work in bringing 2012 and 13:20 sacred ratio to the “western mind”. Refer: www.lawoftime.org

Many thanks to Black Elk for his courage in the face of great adversity and for honoring his vision of the reformation of the rainbow hoop. Author John G.Neihardt documented his story in the book “Black Elk Speaks”[9].

We thank the King of Bhutan, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, for the concept of Gross National Happiness[10].

We gratefully acknowledge Paramahamsa Yogananda for the Law of Success and the Right to Fail.

Many thanks to the groups of shamans working together in Hawaii and South America for their unwavering support of the highest order.

For the inspiration of his example we thank the humanitarian to a nation [Pakistan], Abdul Sattar Edhi who opened his first clinic in Karachi shortly after partition. “He says I’m a Muslim, but my true religion is human rights”. [The 79-year-old man started an ambulance for the poor without discriminating caste, religion, or gender].

Thanks to the author James Redfield for The Tenth Insight[11], Holding the Vision[11] [also wrote “The Celestine Prophesy”[11]] for re-inspiring this work when inspiration was so needed.

We are grateful to Peter Ellis for the book “The Druids”[12].

Thanks to Brendan Cox for his tireless work in bringing this blueprint for peace into the manifest world.

Many thanks to Seane Corn for her tireless and sincere work in spiritual activism/ karma yoga/ action meditation. She says we have the opportunity to become the leaders that we seek to see.

Many thanks to Dr E.O.Wilson [Studies human impact], Friends of Nature: Mr. Liang Congjie [Voice for China’s environment], Former UN General Kofu Anand, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King.

There are many individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the quest of planetary peace and the previous list is not to be considered a definitive list, those not mentioned know who they are.

However we wish to highlight Stanislav Petrov who averted nuclear disaster during the “Cold War” with the US but is unknown to most.

Deep respect and gratitude to the following groups:

The Earth Charter, The Global Ecovillage Network, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International, Earth Council Alliance, The Climate Project, UNEP [United Nations Environment Program], The Global Peace Initiative of Women, Planet Ark, Rotary International, Geo-Cities Europe, CodePink [Frontline activists America], The Sea Shepherds, World Vision, The Salvation Army, N.A, North Richmond Community Center [Melbourne Australia], Irene Warehouse [Melbourne Australia], Occupy Movement, The Arab Spring, The GaiaMind Project and Earth Council Embassy Trust (ECET).

Thanks to all people from all the lands who worship Peace. May we all help usher in the New World of peace, prosperity and happiness.

Ascended Masters, All Saints, Cosmic Masters, Angels, Archangels, Avatars, Bodhisattvas, Guru’s, Prophets, Rishis, and the entire Cosmic Dimensional Hierarchy [whole light beings] deep, deep gratitude...

Deep, deep, deep respect [may peace be upon them] to Abraham, Christ, Mohamed, Buddha and Krishna for their teachings.

May all understand the unified truth of peace, love and happiness.

Deep gratitude for the Grace of Great Spirit; the Mother and Father Divine Principles beyond these simple words to give name to…

May peace prevail on Earth

May peace prevail within

 

References Source Web Page, Article or Book Title

[1] mountainman.com.au Wisdom of the Elders - a review.

[2] Amazon Wisdom of the Elders

[3] Sulha Peace Project The Sulha Peace Project

[4] Amazon The Future of Money

[5] Google Books Green or Gone

[6] eckharttolle.com The New Earth

[7] eckharttolle.com The Power of Now

[8] Wikipedia Maya civilization

[9] firstpeople.us Black Elk Speaks

[10] Wikipedia Gross National Happiness

[11] www.celestinevision.com Celestine Vision Books

[12] Amazon The Druids

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